|Updated October 19, 2017|
through Oct. 29, Whitnall Park’s Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 W.
Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. From 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays
through Sundays. Fifty giant lanterns. Chinese folk-culture activities
with performers from China. Admission
$15 for adults, $10 for seniors 60 and older and children 5 to 17,
free for younger than 5. $30 VIP ticket includes early admission,
mobile guide, a Chinese hand fan, and optional participation in the
illumination parade. $45 seasonal pass allows one adult repeat visits.
Buy at chinalights.org; ticket sales suspended until 9 a.m. Monday due
Friends Fall/Winter Sale, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today ($10 ticket), 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Friday ($3) and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday half-price sale
(free admission), Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road,
Hunting Moon Pow
Wow, Friday through Sunday, Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.,
Milwaukee. Doors will open at 3 p.m. Friday, with the grand entry at 7
p.m.; the pow wow begins at 10 a.m.
Saturday with the grand entry at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and doors open at
10 a.m. Sunday, with grand entry scheduled at noon. Free admission.
Hundreds of dancers and more than 20 drum groups from across North
America competing for more than $100,000 in prizes. Native American
cuisine and handmade crafts. www.huntingmoonpowwow.com.
Feargrounds, Friday and Sunday and Oct. 26-28, Waukesha County Expo
Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. From $15 for a single haunt to
$70 for a three-haunt VIP pass. https://tix.extremetix.com/webtix/1987.
The Hill Has Eyes,
Thursdays through Sundays through Oct. 29 at The Rock Sports Complex,
7900 Crystal Ridge Drive, Franklin. Five outdoor haunts on 45 acres.
Bonfire and music. Box office open at 6:30 p.m. $25 and up.
www.hillhaseyes.com. New this year is “Not So Scary Halloween
Party” from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday for ages 8 to 12.
“Flower Power” fall floral show, through Nov. 5, Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. In addition to colorful fall mums and coleus, a variety of plants have been selected for their harmony with the theme. Morning glory “Tie Dye” will bring to mind the tie-dyed T-shirts of the ‘60s and ‘70s. Patchouli will be available as a sample plant for visitors to rub and release the fragrance of the era. False aralia is often confused with marijuana. A psychedelic mural, political slogans, famous faces and a Volkswagen camper bus will enhance the setting. www.milwaukeedomes.org.
Fun Night at Old Falls Village, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Pilgrim Road and County Line
Road (Highway Q), Menomonee Falls. At this family-friendly
event, scary apparitions appear regularly during this old-fashioned
haunting. Children enjoy craft making, trick-or-treating and
refreshments. Puppet show, trick-or-treating, take a tractor-pulled
wagon ride and even take home a pumpkin. Organized by the Menomonee
Falls Historical Society. Admission.
13th annual Arts and Crafts Fair (bake sale, too), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Brenwood Park, 9501 W. Lokmis Road, Franklin (between police
station and Post Office). Twenty-two crafters expected. Free
Book Convention, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Clarion Hotel &
Conference Center, 5311 S. Howell Ave. Free admission. Comic books
dealers from three states. Related collectible items such as action
figures. Dealers will buy comics. Alan at 309-657-1599 or visit
Dog Days at
Lynden, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W.
Brown Deer Road, River Hills. Free to dogs and members or with
West Neighbors Trick or Treat Street, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, West
National Avenue between 31st and 39th streets. Event includes costume
contest, bounce house and other family-friendly activities. Children
must be accompanied by an adult.
Committee Badger State Body Building Competition, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.
$35 reserved ticket. www.npcbadgerstate.com.
p.m. Saturday, Papa Luigi's II, 1919 12th Ave., South Milwaukee.
Pumpkin Fest at
Reformation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, S39-W32887 Highway D, Dousman.
Free family event. Rain or shine. Hayrides, barrel train rides, bounce
houses, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting and carving, doughnut-eating
contests, pinatas, crafts, carnival games, face painting, cookie
launching, chili, pie, and custard tasting, boxes mazes, and more.
Contact Rachel Arndt at 231-675-7592 for more information, or
visit www.rlcwels.org, or
“Pumpkin Fest @ Reformation 2017” on Facebook.
luncheon hosted by the Salvation Army, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Wisconsin
Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. $90. Call the Salvation Army
at 414-302-4300, ext. 2248, or visit SAmilwaukee.org to buy tickets or
p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Bridge Church, 1314 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha.
Family festival with carnival games, inflatables, fall treats and a
flashlight candy hunt. Free. Costumes welcome, but not needed. Bring
your flashlight and come ready for a fun time. 262-542-4922, www.bridgechurch.net
“True Grit” Team Trivia, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, The
Chancery Pub, 2100 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Compete for prizes
related to the novel and films. Presented by AmericasPubQuiz.com. Free
to play. For more information, 262-547-7323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ghost Under Glass
and Dia de los Muertos, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 27, Mitchell Park Domes,
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. The Tropical Dome will be transformed
into a spooky site while the Desert Dome will be a place to celebrate
Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Each child will received a
starter bag of trick-or-treat candy. Everyone is encouraged to dress
in costume. Carnivals gifts with prizes, crafts and entertainment. $8
admission; children 2 and younger admitted free. Advance tickets will
be sold at the Domes Gift Shop and at milwaukeedomes.org/ghosts-under-glass.
Card social, 6
p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 27, St. Florian Parish, 1215 S. 45th St., West
Milwaukee. $12 donation includes buffet dinner at 7:30 p.m., free
beer, soda and coffee. Raffle tickets sold. 414-383-3565,
Neighborhood Walking Tour with resident Adam Carr, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Oct. 28 (Nov. 4 rain date). Free food samples, coffee and hot
chocolate after the tour, activities for the whole family. Register by
Oct. 26. Contact Adam at email@example.com for more information. www.lbwn.org/events.
Fest, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 28, downtown Delafield. visitdelafield.org/event-calendar/grand-pumpkin-illumination/.
4 p.m. Oct. 28, downtown Oconomowoc. Parade travels through downtown
Oconomowoc. Following the parade, the Lions Club will provide food and
beverages for all to enjoy at Village Green.
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